*Safe-haven currencies gain as Russia- Ukraine tension flares. LONDON, Aug 22- The yen and the Swiss francs rose against the euro on Friday, helped by safe-haven inflows after a Russian aid convoy crossed into Ukraine without permission from Kiev, rattling investors.» Read More
Two GDP reports rankle and oil continues to ripple through the currency markets. Here's your Friday FX Fix.
Ireland goes to the polls on Friday in a general election expected to sweep the ruling coalition from power – the first defeat for a eurozone government since the onset of the debt crisis.
Many economists think he should be the next person to run the European Central Bank. But among government leaders in Berlin and Paris, where many of Europe’s most important decisions are made, Mario Draghi, the governor of the Bank of Italy, generates a palpable lack of enthusiasm, reports the New York Times.
European shares were set to edge up on Friday, snapping five straight sessions of falls, after a retreat in crude prices.
The dollar's failure to rally in tandem with other safe-haven currencies has investors wondering if it's lost that special status.
Rating agencies were hasty downgrading Bahrain without taking into consideration the long-term prospects and relying only on political factors, Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, Bahrain central bank governor, told CNBC Thursday.
European stocks were seen inching lower on Thursday, adding to this week's sell-off as mounting worries over unrest in Lybia sent U.S. crude oil futures above $100 a barrel.
Traders tell me stock markets are down in Europe today over fears about how its world class exporters could be hit by rising oil prices, specifically in emerging markets.
An unfortunate turn in Swiss-Libyan diplomatic relations in 2008 may now have a silver lining for the Alpine economy.
Switzerland spells safety - for now - and the European Central Bank is scolding political leaders. Here's your daily FX Fix.
Simon Derrick from Bank of New York Mellon has back through the history books to see how the dollar reacts to political tensions with Iran. He found that as long as American troops were not involved in any of the problems, the dollar did very well when Tehran has been in the headlines back through the history books to see how the dollar reacts to political tensions with Iran and found that if American troops are not involved in any problems, the dollar has in the past done very well when Tehran was in the headlines.
Following in the footsteps of Greece and Ireland, the Portuguese market looks set for a speculative attack, Silvio Peruzzo, European economist at RBS in London, told CNBC.
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As the retail sales numbers go tomorrow, so will go the dollar.
Libyan unrest is boosting the dollar, and a European Central Bank hawk is helping the euro. Here's your daily FX Fix.
European shares are set to fall on Tuesday as concerns grow over the political unrest in Libya and Asian stock markets tumbled.
If previous EU responses to the euro crisis are any guide, investors should not be expecting a highly-coordinated, shock-and-awe approach like those we have seen from the US authorities.
A new law devised to help Greece crack down on tax cheats is only one of the many efforts Greek authorities have made over the past year to change what has long been a way of life in this country — rampant tax evasion. But so far, to little avail. The New York Times reports.
The leading party in Ireland's national election campaign wants to spread the pain from the nation's bank collapse to investors in bank bonds.
The uprisings in the Middle East have been in part blamed on soaring food prices but one market watcher told CNBC those states with huge oil wealth should be better able to keep their people appeased by subsidizing food prices and other incentives.